Uganda Gorilla Safari

4 days / 3 nights

OVERVIEW:

Bwindi is located in southwestern Uganda a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rainforest isone of the few in Africa to have flourished and a home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas. Looking into the expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter Uganda has to offer.

SIDE-TRIPS WHILST ON THIS SAFARI

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Avocet Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Come face to face with the famed mountain gorillas
  • Watch playful golden monkeys in bamboo thickets
  • Witness chimpanzees swinging from Nyungwe’s trees
  • Gorilla trekking with expert guides
  • Hugely diverse national parks
  • Volcano views and landscapes

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SAFARI ITINERARY

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight stay are at a campsite or lodge of your choice (under full board basis).

After breakfast early morning you will be driven back to the Airport for your flight toKihihi at 7:45 am. This is a 2 hours flight and once you get to Kihihi, you will be driven to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you could choose to relax or go for the Batwa Cultural experience (optional).
Dinner and your overnight stay are at a campsite or lodge of your choice (under full board basis).

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides of Uganda Wildlife Authority, set off for the gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary. The activity starts at 8.00am and you join the other members according to the distribution of the gorilla families, only eight per family each day. You need to carry with you the packed lunch, enough drinking water, rain jacket in case of rain and trekking boots while therangers will provide you with a walking stick. If you are not sure of your fitness you might hire a porter and pay him a tip to help you carrying the bag. It is unpredictable how long will take to find the primates as they freely move into the forest. However the encounter with thegorillas, lasting for about one hour, certainly is a rewarding experience and an unforgettable one. After the trekking you go back to the lodgeat leisure. Dinner and your overnight stay are at a campsite or lodge of your choice (under full board basis).

After breakfast, transfer to Kihihi where you will get on to your scheduled flight to Entebbe at 09.45am with arrival in Entebbe at 11.25am, connect to your international flight out of Uganda.

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INCLUDED

  • A Special Safari Hamper- Soft drinks, Coffee/tea, and Water during game drives. A bottle of Non-Alcoholic Champagne
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Transport 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser with Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks. Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

EXCLUDED

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10-15 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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